Housing Selection

Housing SelectionIt’s time to make your housing arrangements for the 2013-2014 school year!

2014 Housing Selection Key Dates
April 1 – 4 Housing Chip Lottery
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
April 10 Summer/Fall Housing Selection
5:30 – 6:15 p.m. Seniors in Fall
6:15 – 7 p.m. Juniors in Fall
7 – 7:45 p.m. Sophomores in Fall
7:45 – 8:30 p.m. Anyone unable to make it earlier

The information on this website is offered to assist current and future residential students as they complete the housing selection process. Please read the information carefully and feel free to ask any questions you may have.

What are my housing options?

The following are the living requirements for each residence hall. Please read carefully and note the following. Note that there will be no class restrictions on any hall and all halls will be available to all students as of fall 2012 until the buildings are filled or until all students have been signed up. Also note that the Theme Houses and Timberland at the Village Apartments are coed. 

  • Breen Hall: Located at 146 South 9th Street, is co-ed by room.
  • Johnson/London Hall: Johnson is an all-male hall located at 526 West J Street. London is an all-female hall located at 546 West J Street. They share a lobby area that connects both buildings and is the standard housing option for first year students.
  • Ormseth Hall: Located at 245 West G Street, is a co-ed facility by floor.
  • Rasmusson Hall: Located at 206 South 6th Street, is a co-ed facility by floor that may not be operated if students numbers are low.
  • Tanner Hall: Located at 124 S. 8th Street, is a co-ed facility by floor that may not be operated if students numbers are low.
  • Theme Houses: Columbia House is located at 445 West I Street. Immanuel House is located at 236 South 6th Street. Lux House is located at 236 S. 8th Street. Olson House is located at 305 West K Street. Veritas House is located at 246 South 8th Street. Warrior House is located at 425 West I Street. Application materials are available at waldorf.edu/housingforms.
  • Timberland at the Village Apartments: This apartment complex is reserved for upper class students but all students are welcome to apply. Priority will be given to upperclass students with outstanding academics and fairly clean conduct. Application materials are available at waldorf.edu/housingforms.

How & When Do I Sign Up?

SQUATTER’S RIGHT: All students currently living in a residence hall, who intend to maintain their current rooms and roommate(s) for the coming year will be given the privilege to do so without having to go through the entire selection process. Those students will need to complete a Squatter’s Right form at the Residence Life Office in the Campus Center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.,  April 1-4, 2014. They will also need to sign housing contracts, select meal plans, and sign up for parking.

All others will need to go through the Housing Selection Process, which will be based on a lottery drawing. There will be three boxes in the Residence Life Office (across from the Campus Information Center) with numbers for each group of students to select a number from. Drawing will take place Tuesday, April 1 – Friday, April 4.

Housing Selection will take place Thursday, April 10 from 5:30-8:30 p.m.

5:30 – 6:15 p.m. Seniors in Fall
6:15 – 7 p.m. Juniors in Fall
7 – 7:45 p.m. Sophomores in Fall
7:45 – 8:30 p.m. Anyone unable to make it earlier

Please see posters for more details.

Housing sign-up will be based on the number of credits earned by the end of the Spring 2014 semester. It is each student’s responsibility to know how many credits he or she has. If a student signs up with the wrong class, the student will be placed at the bottom of the appropriate class.

See below for credit requirements.

Rising Senior: 86+ credits
Rising Junior: 54-85 credits
Rising Sophomore: 53 or fewer credits

Credits DO NOT include 2013 Summer session credits.

How does this process work?

Students are responsible for reading this information and the housing contract, and seeking clarification regarding the housing process. You may find the Housing Contract on-line at: waldorf.edu/housingforms.

As indicated in the housing contract, all residential students (except for those in Timberland) are required to have a meal plan. Requests for exemption need to be made to the Dean of Students. Housing Selection will take place Thursday, April 10, 2014, from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. You must have your student ID with you!

The order of selection will be done by a lottery drawing. Each group of students will select a number from one of three boxes in the Residence Life Office in the Campus Center between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

You MUST draw your number: Tuesday, April 1 – Friday, April 4, 2014

Students will be listed according to their number picked; with the lower number been listed first. The lower your number, the earlier you get to select in the process on April 10. Two students wanting to be roommates may sign up during the first roommate’s turn to sign up.

For those who are unable to be at housing selection:
You may pick up a Proxy Form from the Residence Life Office by Friday, April 4, 2014. Complete and return the form to the Residence Life Office or give it to the person who will represent you during housing selection. The proxy form will indicate that you are authorizing someone to select a room, meal plan and reserve a parking permit for you. You will need to stop by the Residence Life Office to sign a housing contract by 4 p.m. Friday, April 4th, 2014.

Room & Board Costs 2013-2014

Residence Halls (meal plans included)

Rates given are per semester

Residence Halls with Meal Plan Cost/Semester Cost/Year
Double Room (J&L, Rasmusson, Ormseth & Tanner) $3,428 $6,856
Breen Room $3,722 $7,444
Single Room (J&L, Rasmusson, Ormseth & Tanner) $4,015 $8,030
Theme Houses $3,722 $7,444


Timberland Apartments (no meal plan included)

August 1, 2013 to May 30, 2014 – $5,132 ($2,566 per semester)

Summer Housing

Students who are attending a summer session, or staying in the Forest City area during the summer are encouraged to sign up for housing during Housing Selection on Thursday, April 10, 2014. Summer Housing will be in Breen Hall and costs will be as follows:

  • Single: $84/Week
  • Double: $45/Week

Summer Housing will begin the week of May 5, 2014. Housing in Theme Houses and Timberland Apartments will be $488/Month. There is no meal plan available for summer residents but Warrior Crossing will have meals available for Warrior Bucks or cash.

Meal Plans

Meals/Week Declining Balance
19/week $125
12/week $225

Brian Keely, Director of Dining Services can answer any questions you may have. You can contact him at 641.585.8168 or keelyb@waldorf.edu.

Parking Permits

Parking permits for next school year may be reserved at the same time you sign up for housing. Parking permits are $50 and will be charged to your student account. Permits will be placed in your welcome package at the beginning of the 2013-2014 school year.

Student Parking:

  • Field House Gravel Lot (Green Permit)
  • Ormseth Lot (Red Permit)
  • Timberland Lot (Blue Permit)
  • Watertower Lot (Purple Permit)

Commuter Parking:

  • Ormseth Lot (Red & Blue Permits)

Note: Student parking is prohibited in RA, AC (labeled RHD) and Facilities parking stalls. Overnight parking on city streets is also prohibited. Parking for Summer Housing will be in the Water Tower Parking Lot. Current permits are good for the summer but students who do not currently have permits but would like to have a vehicle on campus in the summer will need to purchase a summer parking permit for $20.

If you have any questions, please contact Residence Life at 641.585.8160 or e-mail reslife@waldorf.edu.

Housing To Do List

  • Decide on a roommate
  • Decide where you would prefer to live
  • Pick a back up, too!
  • Decide on a meal plan
  • Decide to obtain a parking permit if you will have a vehicle on campus
  • Remember your sign-up time
  • Don’t forget your Student ID!